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It’s a typical weekday afternoon. You have a few hours to kill between classes, and heading home seems like a waste of time and money. In your early morning haze, you’ve forgotten to pack a lunch. You end up at the Robarts cafeteria. The stir fry is soggy and gelatinous; the pizza is lukewarm and heavy; the salad is pale brown and limp. Buying a sub could take longer than your commute. The staff range from standoffish to hostile, when they aren’t pointedly ignoring you. You leave $8 poorer, hungry, or both.
You are not alone.
Some day soon, you’ll realize (or remember as you’re standing in line) that your cafeteria specializes in old Pizza Pizza and soggy sandwiches. Whether you live on campus or forget your lunch, there’s no need to settle for a noontime chocolate bar. Most schools have something more interesting hidden away.
There are advantages to sharing your school with culinary students: for instance, sampling their homework. George Brown (300 Adelaide E.) students get a taste of the real world at Siegfried’s, where they run a gourmet restaurant. Also check out theChef School Bake Shop for entrees and pastry goodness. It sure beats student dentistry.